Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 15, Issue 40

Friday, 25th November 2022
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Upcoming Events

30 Nov African Cultural Awareness & Recruitment
8 Dec OHS Network Meeting

2023 Events to be released soon!

GAN Conference - REGISTER NOW!

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We invite you to be a part of 'The Future of Apprenticeships Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence' 2023 GAN Melbourne Conference

On behalf of the conference organising committee of 'The Future of Apprenticeships: Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence', we are pleased invite you to be a part of a leading event focused on reigniting apprenticeships in Australia and connecting like minded international collaborators, government stakeholders, industry participants, group training organisations, unions and educational institutions to build economic prosperity by working together.

The conference promises to be an excellent opportunity to network and connect with industry stake holders, participate in a range of workshops, study tours, facilitated debates and attend industry network events.

Melbourne: 5th February to 8th February 2023 (inc. travel to Aukland, NZ on 8th February)
Auckland: 9th February to 10th February 2023

2022 Apprentice Training Awards

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The 2022 Apprentice Training Awards were held on Wednesday evening with 240 people in attendance.

This year, a record number of nominations were received - over 100.

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Apprentice Training Awards:
Inspiration Award:
Disability Achievement
Rebecca Hope
Inspiration Award:
Overcoming Adversity
Hedayatullah Habibi
Inspiration Award:
Women in Trades
Abbey Evans
Inspiration Award:
Indigenous Student
of the Year
Donald Chatfield
School-Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
Sebastian Streat
Tode Postalov
STAR Award
(Stop Taking a Risk)
Anthony Thomas
Apprentice of the Year
Lachlan Mackay
Trainee of the Year
Nastassja Ivanov
GAN International Apprentice Scholarship
Hedayatullah Habibi

Director ID – Deadline Date Fast Approaching

Any directors appointed under the Corporations Act 2001 may face serious penalties if they do not obtain a director ID by 30 November 2022 – this includes directors of a company,
registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.

It’s important that any Nominated Officers and Relevant Persons associated with a labour hire licence, Not for Profit or registered business meet their legal obligations.

How to apply for a director ID
You can apply through Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) in three steps.
  • You will need a MygovID, with at least standard identity strength, to apply for your director ID – the Australian Taxation Office has more information on their website.
  • Gather documents with personal information that the ATO has about you.
  • Lodge your application online for a director ID using your MygovID.
Once you receive your director ID, you must pass it on to the company’s responsible record-holder. You must also pass it onto to the record-holder of subsequent companies you direct in the future.

What are the penalties for not having a director ID?
In 2022 ABRS announced four new offences for not having a Director ID under the Act.
Penalties can range up to $1,100,000 if existing directors do not have a director ID in place by 30 November 2022.

Australian Training Awards

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Last Friday, the Australian Training Awards were held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia.

On behalf of the Apprenticeship Employment Network, we congratulate all finalists and winners on the night.
Apprentice of the Year

Jennah Halley - Cert III in Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration

Employer: Messina Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

RTO: TAFE Queensland
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The 2023 Australian Training Awards will be held in Hobart, Tasmania with details to be announced in coming months.

NCVER Update

In the first six months to 30 June 2022, there were 876,335 students enrolled in government-funded vocational education and training (VET), a decrease of 6.5% compared to January to June 2021.

Government- Funded students and courses January to June 2022 provides a summary of data relating to domestic Government-funded VET activity delivered in Australia. It contains information on students, programs, subjects, and training providers.

Compared with the same period in 2021, changes were observed in January–June 2022 in the number of students enrolled in:
  • training package qualifications (down 31,870 or 4.2%)
  • locally developed skill sets (down 13,745 or 22.5%) and
  • stand-alone non-nationally recognised subjects (down 7,505 or 50.9%).
Overall, there were 987,765 government-funded program enrolments, a decrease of 6.0% from the same period in 2021.

To access the full report please visit NCVER.

Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program

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Since the program commenced in May 2020, a total of 920 participants have been supported to date.
  • 83.8% Male
  • 15.9% Female
For Individuals
Apprentices and trainees who have lost employment are encouraged to register.

Once registered, apprentices and trainees will be assisted by one of our program officers until placed with a host employer through a Group Training Organisation (GTO), or directly with an employer.
For Businesses
If you have an apprenticeship position you would like to fill, please contact the AEN Office so we can forward potential candidates that meet your criteria.

For further information or to register for the program, please visit Apprenticeship Employment Network.
Do you want to be kept up to date with everything that’s happening with GAN Australia and the wider VET sector?

Head on over to GAN Australia and subscribe now.

Thanks to our Industry Partners

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